Merced Sun-Star

Merced Sun-Star
Merced Sun-Star
Merced Sun-Star.jpg
Cover of Merced Sun-Star on May 18, 2006
Type Daily newspaper
Format Broadsheet
Owner The McClatchy Company
Publisher Eric Johnston
Editor Mike Tharp
Founded 1869 (as San Joaquin Valley Argus)
Headquarters 3033 North G St.
Merced, CA 95341
United States
Circulation 15,952 Daily
20,189 Saturday[1]
Official website www.MercedSun-Star.com

The Merced Sun-Star is a daily broadsheet newspaper printed in Merced, California, in the United States. It has an estimated circulation of 20,000 copies. The newspaper is published every day except for Sundays.

Contents

History

The Merced Sun-Star evolved from the San Joaquin Valley Argus, a weekly newspaper based in the nearby city of Snelling which began publishing the paper in 1869. The Argus merged with the Merced Journal in 1890 to become the Merced County Sun. In 1925 another consolidation created the Merced Sun-Star.[1] The newspaper was acquired by the McClatchy Company Newspapers. Currently, the Sun-Star has more than 120 employees that prepare both a print newspaper and an online version.

Ownership

The Merced Sun-Star is owned by The McClatchy Company, which purchased it in 2004 along with five non-dailes in Atwater, Chowchilla, Livingston, Los Banos, and Oakhurst.

The Sun-Star's executive editor is Mike Tharp.

The paper is the county's only daily newspaper.

Awards

The newspaper has become known for its investigative journalism. A series of articles exposing wrongdoing by the local district attorney ended in the DA's resignation and garnered the newspaper a national Associated Press Managing Editors Association public service award. [2] The stories also won a California First Amendment Coalition Beacon Award, among other distinctions.[3] The newspaper won its second APME award (this one in the First Amendment category) in 2009 after it exposed a series of racist emails sent by an Atwater city councilman. News story about the award.

Online newspaper

The Sun-Star also has an online edition at www.mercedsunstar.com offering the latest news, sports, weather and information affecting Merced and Mariposa counties.

References

  1. ^ "The McClatchy Company Newspapers: Merced Sun-Star". The McClatchy Company. http://www.mcclatchy.com/146/story/426.html. Retrieved 2006-12-27. 

External links



Wikimedia Foundation. 2010.

Look at other dictionaries:

  • Merced Regional Airport — MacReady Field IATA: MCE – ICAO: KMCE – FAA LID: MCE …   Wikipedia

  • Merced, California — City of Merced   City   Flag …   Wikipedia

  • Merced River — Coordinates: 37°20′57″N 120°58′32″W / 37.34917°N 120.97556°W / 37.34917; 120.97556 …   Wikipedia

  • Merced Municipal Airport — Infobox Airport name = Merced Municipal Airport nativename = MacReady Field IATA = MCE ICAO = KMCE FAA = MCE type = Public owner = City of Merced operator = city served = location = Merced, California elevation f = 156 elevation m = 48… …   Wikipedia

  • The Sun News — For other meanings see Sun News (disambiguation) The Sun News Type Daily newspaper Format Broadsheet Owner The McClatchy Company Publisher P.J. Browning Editor Carolyn Callison Murray …   Wikipedia

  • Livingston, California — Infobox Settlement official name = Livingston, California settlement type = City imagesize = image caption = image imagesize = image caption = image mapsize = 250x200px map caption = Location in Merced County and the state of California mapsize1 …   Wikipedia

  • The McClatchy Company — Type Public Traded as NYSE: MNI Industry …   Wikipedia

  • Newspaper endorsements in the United States presidential primaries, 2008 — See also: Newspaper endorsements in the United States presidential election, 2008 and Newspaper endorsements in United States presidential elections Newspapers in the United States have traditionally endorsed candidates for party nomination… …   Wikipedia

  • Newspaper endorsements in the United States presidential election, 2008, for Barack Obama — Daily newspapers for Obama Newspaper Largest Reported Circulation Paid or Free State 2004 endorsement The Seattle Times [1] 10000000000409231000000409,231[2] Paid Washington …   Wikipedia

  • Cruz Reynoso — Associate Justice of the Supreme Court of California In office 1981–1986 Appointed by Jerry Brown Preceded by Mathew O. Tobriner Succeeded by …   Wikipedia

Share the article and excerpts

Direct link
Do a right-click on the link above
and select “Copy Link”